The capital city of Sweden has a lot to offer. If you too are in Stockholm and you are with your family and little kids, you would definitely be on the lookout for family activities so that everyone can enjoy to the fullest.
This is why we have made a compilation of all the kid-friendly activities that you can engage in when at Sweden and trust us there is quite a handful!
1. The Grona Lund Amusement Park
Trust children to love this one to the fullest. This is by far one of the most famous of all amusement parks in Sweden. The park is open only during the summer months and there is an entrance fee to pay as well. Some of the top musicians also often perform here. So, we recommend checking out the concert schedule and then planning the trip here. It comes packed with the best of rides which will have your children screaming with joy.
2. The Sky View
Nothing excites children as much as the scintillating views of the whole city. So you can take your kids to Ericsson Globe which is the largest spherical building in the world. The tourists are taken in a glass gondola and they can steal some of the most breathtaking bird’s eye views of the city. From the top of this Globe, one can see a complete 360-degree view of the whole city. It is definitely an experience which the kids will happily recall.
3. Open Air Museum
Take your kids to Skansen which is one of the biggest attractions of Sweden. It is the first open-air museum and it’s actually a miniature Sweden. This museum displays some of the best architectural brilliance and has a lot to offer. Children, in particular, will love the time they spend here. They have playgrounds, Tivoli and a lot of fun-filled activities. You can easily spend a whole day here.
4. The Stockholm Aquarium
If your kids are the ones who tend to get excited seeing the majestic animals and whopping water wildlife, the Stockholm aquarium should definitely be on the top of your visit list. It is extremely well maintained and the ambiance is like a jungle. Endless sharks and eels can be spotted when you are inside the aquarium. It is not just a great way to enjoy but at the same time, it will also help your kids learn a lot and improve their knowledge horizon too.
Have your kids read the book of Astrid Lindgren? Junibacken is an amalgamation of a museum and a theme park and it is an exciting place to explore. For kids who love characters like Pippi, Karlsson, and Emil, they are sure to be entertained.
If you happen to visit Stockholm during the Christmas time, you have every reason to grin. The whole of the museum gets packed in the perfect Christmas feels as the decorations are on point and the sweet fragrance of baked goodies will make you devour them instantly. Also, do not miss out on the story train at Lonneberga which is located very close-by.
6. Tom Tit’s Experiment
If you would like to mix a little education with entertainment, this is definitely the place to be. It is an entertaining science museum which brims with too much of creativity. It is located at the southern end of Stockholm and it might take some traveling time to reach there, but it ends up being worth it.
There is an indoor picnic area which will give you the medieval times feel. Make sure to adhere to the safety instructions as the tour area is not meant to be taken as a playground for kids. Also, keep an eye out for the opening hours and the entrance fee before you plan a visit to this science museum.
7. Boat trips
As Stockholm is mainly an island city, there is no way you can miss out on the boat trips. It is Stromma boat trips which are the most renowned one. It is upon you to choose the duration of the boat trip that you want. We recommend taking a cruise up to Drottningholm on the scenic lake Malaren. Whichever tour you choose, be prepared to take the camera out and go on a clicking spree.
These are seven of the best kid-friendly activities which you should surely try to indulge in. The kind of fun you are sure to have is definitely going to impress you a great deal. Sweden is a place which caters to tourists of all age groups and so when you take your family along, you all will definitely be entertained to the fullest.
Of course, there are a lot of other things to do here. It depends a great deal on what your kids like best. If your kids love skiing, Sweden could well be the heaven for them as there are endless winter sports activities that are held here.
So, plan well and enjoy to the fullest.
Updated: January 12, 2018